The group SoLocal, which owns the well-known Pages Jaunes or Yellow Pages business directory in France, has announced it is to shed a thousand jobs out of a total workforce of 4,400. Executives claim this is part of the necessary move from paper format to online directory. But workers and unions say this is a smokescreen and that most of its directory work has been online for years. Instead they claim they are the victims of a financial plan designed solely to satisfy the group's shareholders. Dan Israel reports.
Paruis prosecutor says Abdelhamid Abaaoud aimed to target La Défense area in Paris with accomplice just days after the November 13 carnage.
Sources say suspected Islamist militants raided in a Paris suburb were planning attack on French capital's La Defense business district.
The 22-year-old man arrested outside Paris on Wednesday morning is said by sources close to the inquiry to be a ‘Muslim radical'.
The 23-year-old French soldier was attacked to the throat by a man with a cutter kinfe while patrolling the Paris business quarter La Défense.
Paris's Praetorium, a tall office block opened in 2009, was the first step in President Sarkozy's revitalisation plan for La Défense. Today, it's still empty.